Noninfectious colitis

Diverticular colitis

Topic Completed: 1 May 2013

Minor changes: 24 May 2021

Copyright: 2003-2021,, Inc.

PubMed Search: diverticular colitis

Hanni Gulwani, M.B.B.S.
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Cite this page: Gulwani H. Diverticular colitis. website. Accessed October 25th, 2021.
Definition / general
  • Due to mucosal prolapse, fecal stasis and relative mucosal ischaemia; also subserosal peridiverticulitis and suppuration causing mass effect (Pathology 2002;34:568)
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Transmural inflammation with expansion of lamina propria, cryptitis and crypt abscesses, lymphoid aggregates and distorted crypt architecture
Differential diagnosis
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